Person-centered planning is about finding out what’s important to and for a person with a disability and making sure they get to make decisions about their education, their job, or where they live.
Person-centered planning starts with discovering what’s important TO you. The most important thing to you could be something like:
Person-centered planning is also about discovering what’s important FOR you. The most important thing for you might be:
Person-centered planning starts with listening to you and respecting what you say. In person-centered planning, someone will ask you questions like:
Some people with disabilities may want help answering these questions and making decisions. That’s okay! A family member, friend, or guardian can help.
If you don’t know what’s most important to you or for you yet, that’s okay, too! Part of person-centered planning is learning about what’s out there. You might get to visit different places to see how other people live. Then you can decide what’s right for you.
Once they listen to you about what’s important, the people helping you find ways to make it happen. You get to decide! Because you know what works best for you.
Person-centered planning is one focus of the Minnesota Olmstead Plan goals. Person-centered planning means that people with disabilities can decide for themselves where to live, learn, work, and conduct their lives.
Olmstead Subcabinet Agencies responsible for the Person-Centered Planning goals
The graph below shows the State's progress on the Person-Centered Planning goal.